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A Tale of Tossers

The tosser who threw the shoes at outgoing US President George Bush has been awarded a bravery award.

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at United States President George W. Bush has been given a bravery award by a Libyan charity group chaired by leader Muammar Gaddafi’s daughter.

The charity group Wa Attassimou also urged the Iraqi government to release television reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi after he was detained on Sunday for hurling footwear at Mr Bush and calling the president a “dog” – both severe insults in the Middle East.

“Waatassimou group has taken the decision to give Muntazer al-Zaidi the courage award … because what he did represents a victory for human rights across the world,” the group, headed by Aicha Gaddafi, said in a statement.

The group said the Iraqi authorities should honour the journalist for his actions.

Meanwhile, “pro-peace” blogger Richard Silverstein has condemned this unprovoked act of violence against the leader of a democratic nation.

Just kidding.

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2008/12/15/bushs-green-zone-press-conference-ready-aim-duck/

I wonder if we can have a mini-competition in the comment thread about what you would’ve thrown at Bush if you’d had the chance.  I’ll start with a few suggestions:

1. the book
2. cream pie
3. the baby AND the bath water (sorry for mixing my metaphors)
4. rotten eggs
5. rotten tomatoes

Your suggestions please.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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